Last month, I had the honor and privilege of being the keynote speaker for Portland State University’s 2016 Multicultural Graduation. The video of the speech can be found above. Here’s the original text: It’s a great honor to be speaking with you – not only because I’m addressing a graduating class that has the potential […]Read more "Portland State University Multicultural Graduation Keynote (Video & Text)"
Today, I participated in a panel from City Club of Portland’s Friday Forum on how social media affects elections in Oregon. I was honored to join a distinguished group of experts, each with a unique perspective into the role that new media plays with social change. Below is the Storify recap of social media posts […]Read more "How Social Media Affects Elections"
In Portland, Oregon, a brave community college launched a new project that “seeks to inspire innovative and practical solutions to community issues and social problems that stem from racism.” It’s called Whiteness History Month. And it has received equal parts scorn as well as praise. It should be noted that the endeavor itself isn’t “White […]Read more "What Whiteness History Month is Already Teaching Us"
My newest TEDx talk, Losing the Line Between Art and Activism, is now available to watch: I was fighting a cold/jet lag that day so I hope you’ll pardon some of the coughing 🙂 This talk was probably one of the most transparent and vulnerable moments that I’ve had on the TEDx stage. I talk […]Read more "Losing the Line Between Art and Activism"
If you want to catch all of my TED talks in one handy place, here’s a playlist:Read more "TED Talk playlist"
This week has been filled with controversy over my legal battle against the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Because it has climbed so high in the court system, numerous parties have been weighing in, both wanted and unwanted. As such, it has been leading to numerous conversation and debates. That’s where things get really […]Read more "We Need to Stop Skipping Logic"
Another one of my new talks has just been released. Please take a moment to watch this. I hope it inspires you to rethink assumptions that we make about others.Read more "New TED Talk: How to Talk with a White Supremacist"